Adam Bakst

Adam Bakst is a WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital news intern for summer 2019.

Born and raised in Tampa, Adam is a junior at USF working towards a BA in Mass Communications with a concentration in broadcast news. With an interest in radio news, Adam has interned at WMNF and is a volunteer host at Bulls Radio.

Florida may be on the right track to reducing the amount of opioid-caused deaths, according to the Department of Children and Families, but only if that state can find funding.

The shortage of a crucial drug that fights childhood cancers has left both families and hospitals in a desperate search for treatment.

A Florida House committee passed a bill Tuesday requiring a minor to receive parental permission before getting an abortion.

The House Health and Human Services Committee approved the bill by a 12-6 vote.

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is teaming with the advertising agency ChappellRoberts on a new initiative called “First to Respond, Last to Ask for Help.” The program, which promotes suicide awareness for Tampa Bay’s first responders, was announced during a Tuesday conference.

Events commemorating Friday as National Gun Violence Awareness Day will be held in St Petersburg, Lakewood Ranch and Tampa. But in Temple Terrace, the city council and mayor voted not to acknowledge the day at all.